Alyse Galvin appeared at times angry and emotional during her debate with Congressman Don Young. There were a couple of cordial exchanges, but Galvin was primarily on the attack on Thursday night, ripping the congressman for not fixing Alaska’s roads, and for not stemming global climate change. The Dean of the House is just not enough for Galvin, who says it’s time for her to take over.
In the hour-long debate, Galvin attacked time and again, and claimed she would be “in the room” in the majority, which is run by the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi.
Young got under her skin by calling her “Alice” and by reminding her that she had tens of thousands of dollars from Pelosi.
Galvin flashed anger when Young asked her why her communications director, who is her daughter, said that Galvin was for gun control. She said her family is off limits and she was “tired of all the lies.”
But she also brought her family member into the debate, becoming emotional in relaying a story about the death of a family member.
Young stayed above the fray, and reiterated his record of achievement, which includes more legislation passed than any other congressman in the history of the United States.
After the debate, left-leaning public broadcasting journalists Lori Townsend and Liz Ruskin picked him apart with the help of former legislators Democrat Les Gara and Democrat sympathizer Andrew Halcro, who were commentators. Americans for Prosperity Alaska Director Ryan McKee was the token conservative commentator.
Gara attacked Young for not voting to pass the Pelosi HEROES Act, while McKee said that bill would have paid for pensions in New Jersey and wasn’t good for Alaska businesses affected by COVID.
It was clear to the majority of viewers that Congressman Young won the debate, as his record of achievement was on full display and Galvin failed to demonstrate even the most basic understanding of the issues raised. Sixty-eight percent of viewers taking the poll on Alaska News Source said Young won the debate.
Viewers noted Galvin was emotional and needed to tone it down.